UNRC Publications

UNRC scientists and their citizen scientist collaborators are constantly making new discoveries. They are identifying and describing new species and gathering information about their habitats that opens new windows into L.A. wildlife.

Insects and Spiders

Brown, B.V., and Hartop, E. A.. 2014. Recognition of Megaselia arizonensis (Malloch, 1912) (Diptera: Phoridae), a common North American fly. Contributions in Science 522: 45-49.

Brown, B.V., and Hartop, E. A. 2016. Big data from tiny flies: patterns revealed from over 42,000 phorid flies (Insecta: Diptera: Phoridae) collected over one year in Los Angeles, California, USA. Urban Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s11252-016-0612-7

Grimaldi, D., Ginsberg, P. S., Thayer, L., McEvey, S., Hauser, M., Turelli, M, and Brown, B. 2015. Strange Little Flies in the Big City: Exotic Flower-Breeding Drosophilidae (Diptera) in Urban Los Angeles. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122575. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122575


Eiseman, C.S. and Hartop, E.A. 2015. A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) reared from a Macrodiplosis kieffer (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) gall on black oak. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 117(4):463-466. DOI: 10.4289/0013-8797.117.4.463


Hartop, E. A., Brown, B. V., and Disney, R. H. L. 2015. Opportunity in our Ignorance: Urban Biodiversity Study Reveals 30 New Species and One New Nearctic Record for Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae) in Los Angeles (California, USA).  Zootaxa 3941 (4): 451–484.


Hartop, E. A., Brown, B. V., and Disney, R. H. L. 2016. Flies from L.A., The Sequel: A further twelve new species of Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae) from the BioSCAN Project in Los Angeles (California, USA).  Biodiversity Data Journal 4.e7756


Hartop, E. A., Wong, M. A., and Eiseman, C. S. 2016. A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from the BioSCAN Project in Los Angeles, California, with clarification of confused type series for two other species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118(1):93-100.

 

 


Amphibians and Reptiles

*citizen scientist author or co-author

Bernstein, W. L.* and Bernstein, R. W.* 2013. Geographic distribution. Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko). Herpetological Review 44:474.

Larson, G. C., Huntley, C.*, Pauly, G. B., Wolfmeyer, T., Singh, B., and Espinoza, R. E. 2015. Geographic distribution: USA, California, Ventura County: Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko). Herpetological Review 46:59.

Pauly, G. B. and Borthwick, D. B. * 2015. Geographic distribution. Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole). Herpetological Review 46:567.

Pauly, G. B., Yoshida, G. S.*, and Worrell, R.* 2015. Geographic distribution. Hemidactylus garnotii (Indo-Pacific Gecko). Herpetological Review 46:569.

Pauly, G. B., Wells, A.*, Espinoza, M. H., Wake, T. A., and Espinoza, R. E. 2015. Geographic distribution. Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean Gecko). Herpetological Review 46:59.

Pauly, G. B. and Delaney, K. S. 2017. Late-season reproduction in western toads (Bufo boreas). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 116(2): 147-151.

Putman, B. J., Drury, J. P., Blumstein, D. T., and Pauly, G. B. 2017. Fear no colors? Observer clothing color influences lizard escape behavior. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182146.